February 1, 2011

RDA testing finished!

The US National Libraries Resource Description and Access (RDA) testing finished on Dec. 31, 2010. Now the results of the test will be analyzed by the national libraries and a decision on implementation of RDA will be announced at ALA annual in June.

Stay tuned for further developments!

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Posted by huism002 at 9:41 AM | TS News

November 15, 2010

RDA Testing

The U.S. National Libraries' RDA (Resource Description and Access) Test is underway! Records began to be added using the new cataloging code on Oct. 1, 2010. The national libraries selected several institutions as test partners, including a funnel group of Music Library Association and Online Audiovisual Catalogers participants (including Mary and Kristi). Each group catalogs a common set of records in both AACR2 and RDA, plus a minimum of 25 records from their own particular workflow. Records will be added until December 31, when the focus of the test turns to analysis. An announcement regarding implementation of RDA is slated for ALA annual...

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Posted by huism002 at 2:57 PM

TS Benchmarking Study

TS collected data on materials received from Nov. 1-12. Music approval scores and sound recordings were included in this latest study. Look for a report with the results once the materials have finished moving through the system!

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Posted by huism002 at 2:55 PM | TS News

February 17, 2010

New subject headings of interest

As announced in the latest Music Cataloging Bulletin:

Cell phone music [May Subd Geog] (sh2008003963)
(Here are entered compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type consisting of sounds produced by cell phones, and collections of such compositions in several forms or types.)


Cell phones as musical instruments [May Subd Geog] (sh2008003962)

These headings replace earlier ones: Cellular telephone music and Cellular telephones as musical instruments. Who says LC doesn't keep up with the times :)

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Posted by huism002 at 10:40 AM | Music Cataloging Bulletin

February 11, 2010

Processing Sound Recordings for Branch Libraries

I've posted instructions for processing sound recordings (cassettes, CDs, etc.) for branch libraries on the TS Special Formats page.

Note that these instructions do not include items for the Music Library--continue to route all TMUSI materials to the Music Cataloging Office.

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Posted by huism002 at 1:17 PM | TS Procedures

July 9, 2009

Non-musical Sound Recordings

I've posted an updated version of the "Cataloging Non-musical Sound Recordings" document on the TS Special Formats page.

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Posted by huism002 at 11:31 AM | TS Procedures

June 25, 2009

Form/Genre Headings for Sound Recordings

In 2008, LC began issuing a limited amount of form/genre headings for non-musical sound recordings as part of their Radio Program project. I'll be posting a cumulated list of these headings to the Special Formats page. These headings (as appropriate) should be used in both copy and original cataloging.

Some headings of these headings are also appropriate for to musical sound recordings, such as the recently issued "655 Live sound recordings." However, do not routinely change topical headings into form/genre headings--wait for the authorized headings!!

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Posted by huism002 at 8:30 AM | News items

May 4, 2009

Cataloger Desktop Update

The latest update to Catalogers Desktop (Issue 2, 2009) includes some updated pages in Music and Sound Recordings Online (MOIM):

The following MOIM pages are being distributed herewith. All are dated February 2009.
028: sentence about DIDC, etc., numbers added; example substituted
051: revised to reflect current policy on copy numbers
111: revised to show that not all valid subfields are listed
246: real examples substituted for two made-up ones
906: updated to agree with DCM C16 (rev. November 2008); usage of code "par" in subfield $b explained

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Posted by huism002 at 9:42 AM | News items

April 9, 2009

RDA testing

There has been a cal for test partners for the upcoming test period for the new cataloging code Resource Description and Access. The U Libraries are submitting an application as a test partner, and I have also applied for the MLA RDA testing funnel group. Hopefully we will be selected for at least one of those opportunities!

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Posted by huism002 at 8:52 AM | News items

March 31, 2009

Form/Genre for Music Materials

Good news!!

LC has announced more news about the form/genre project that includes headings for music materials.

Read information on the music project here and the general press release here.

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Posted by huism002 at 2:46 PM | News items